Meal Planner

Meal Planner

Don't forget the fish! Make a weekly meal plan and grocery list using this printable planner before hitting the supermarket. Find four of our favorite new seafood recipes here.

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The United States Department of Agriculture says twice a week, make seafood the protein on your plate. Increase the amount and variety of seafood consumed by choosing seafood in place of some meat and poultry.

Meal planning to meet this goal just got a lot easier!  MyPlate now has a mouth-watering fish entrées board on Pinterest that highlights healthful seafood recipes from all over the most popular recipe websites.  We’re so excited about this new go-to resource for guaranteed good-for-you fish recipes that we’ve decided to try them out and tell you what we think.  Join us and take the MyPlate Pinterest Challenge by making a recipe from the MyPlate fish entrées Pinterest board twice a week.


The Dish on Fish Blog

  • Spring has sprung! And, with it... many excuses to enjoy brunch featuring springtime stars.

    While seafood may not be the first food that comes to mind when you think "spring brunch," maybe it should be. Full of protein, heart-healty omega-3s and other nutrients, fish and shellfish make a great addition to springtime brunch favorites, like asparagus, mixed greens and fruit salad.

    Published: 04/17/2014 - 17:26     Comments: 0     Read More
  •  Spring is finally here! To me, that means lighter fare and cooking with lemons.

    This Lemon Cod with Capers is one of my husband's specialties. And, I found myself craving it as the weather warmed a bit. So, when he charged himself with making dinner last Saturday night, this was my first request!

    Published: 04/07/2014 - 13:22     Comments: 0     Read More
  • Tilapia is such an easy fish to cook. So easy that I threw this weeknight dish together in about 20 minutes.

    Published: 03/27/2014 - 16:10     Comments: 0     Read More
  • Yesterday at lunch I ordered salmon avocado rolls wrapped in brown rice. It seemed like such an easy way to sneak in extra protein and omega-3 fats. And, the salmon helped me meet my weekly seafood needs.

    Published: 03/13/2014 - 16:33     Comments: 0     Read More
  • The East coast has had its share of fickle weather this winter. Snow days interspersed with occasional warm days left me craving a warm comfort dish that offered a glimpse of spring.

    This slow cooker cod tacos dish delivered.

    Published: 03/06/2014 - 14:55     Comments: 0     Read More

    Published: 02/26/2014 - 11:28     Comments: 0     Read More
  • Thank you, Giada. Your recipe in the January/February 2014 issue of Food Network Magazine inspired this delicious and quick-cooking rosemary salmon.

    Published: 02/06/2014 - 17:45     Comments: 0     Read More
  • The pure Mediterranean flavor of cooked olives, tomatoes and capers is a tough one to beat. Cooked on top of halibut? Scrumptious.

    Published: 01/30/2014 - 17:58     Comments: 0     Read More
  •  We visited Asheville, North Carolina recently and trout is everywhere.

    Published: 01/09/2014 - 16:37     Comments: 0     Read More
  • Crockpot. Slow cooker. Whatever you call it, this handy machine reigns as my all-time favorite kitchen gadget. Especially during the holidays.

    Hope everyone is having a great holiday season!

    Published: 12/26/2013 - 16:09     Comments: 0     Read More


Jennifer McGuire (L), Rima Kleiner (R)

Jennifer McGuire, MS, RD

As a nutrition science translator, blogger, media critic, and new mom, I believe the most important nutrition advice I can give is to only take nutrition advice from sound sources.  I earned my Master of Science Degree in Nutrition Communication from Tufts University in Boston, MA and my undergraduate degree in Communication Studies from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. I am credentialed as a Registered Dietitian (RD) and belong to the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), as well as the Food and Culinary Professionals practice group of the AND.

As a dietitian for the National Fisheries Institute, I work to help families enjoy seafood-rich diets.  Fish and shellfish not only boost our brain and heart health, they can be fast, simple, and delicious.  My favorite people to relish a good meal with are my husband, Lloyd, and infant son, Harris.


Rima Kleiner, MS, RD

I am passionate about good food, cooking, and helping others prepare healthy and tasty meals. Fish—packed with omega-3 fatty acids and protein—is a staple of those meals. In my role as a registered dietitian with the National Fisheries Institute, I track and translate the latest news on the nutritional benefits of seafood. My background includes degrees in Human Nutrition and Communications. I work with food and beverage groups, as well as individuals, teach nutrition to culinary students and create wellness programs for employers. I also often provide commentary for news media. When I am not cooking a healthy meal or running after my two young children, you can find me running, hiking or practicing yoga.

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  • 2014 Spring Political Conference
    NFI's Annual Spring Political Conference will be held on May 12-15, 2014 at the St. Regis Washington Hotel. The conference room rate is $385 plus tax. To reserve your sleeping room for the conference, call 1-888-627-8087 and mention National Fisheries Institute to receive the negotiated rate.